Who is Laura Bassett journalist? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Career, Reporter

Laura Bassett journalis Wiki – Biography

Laura Bassett is an American journalist. She is a former Senior Culture & Politics Reporter at The Huffington Post .
In February 2020, Bassett accused MSNBC’s Chris Matthews of making suggestive comments and inappropriately flirting with her at least twice before she went on his show in 2016.

On one occasion, Bassett wrote in GQ magazine, Matthews turned to her while they were in the makeup room and asked, “Why haven’t I fallen in love with you yet?” Bassett wrote that when she went on camera with him a few minutes later, she stumbled over her words and forgot “basic vocabulary” because she was so uncomfortable with what had transpired.
Bassett first wrote about her encounters with Matthews in October 2017 but she did not identify him by name out of fear of retaliation.

She wrote:
“I froze. He was older, married, far more powerful than I was in media. He could decide whether or not I got booked on the network again. I’d been warned by more than one person that he sometimes tried to humiliate his female guests on the air. So I laughed uncomfortably and said nothing”.
On another occasion, Bassett alleged that Matthews was “bolder” and stood between her and a mirror and asked her if she was going out that night. “Make sure you wipe this off her face after the show,” he allegedly told the makeup artist. “We don’t make her up so some guy at a bar can look at her like this.” Bassett wrote in The Huffington Post:
“My stomach lurched. The makeup lady apologized for him after he left. ‘Don’t let him bother you,’ she said. ‘That’s just how he is.'”

Laura Bassett journalis Age

His age is unknown.

Laura Bassett Chris Matthews

MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews announced that his Monday night program would be his last on the network just days after a female columnist accused him of making inappropriate comments about her appearance and amid criticism of his political punditry.

Laura Bassett, a freelance journalist who covers politics, gender, and culture, accused Matthews last Friday of making suggestive comments to her at least twice in 2016 when she was a guest on his show.

Bassett first wrote about her encounters with Matthews, the host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” in October 2017 but she didn’t identify him by name.

But last Friday, Bassett published another essay in GQ naming Matthews in the wake of his interview with Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts earlier this week, during which Matthews cast doubt on Warren’s allegation that former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg engaged in pregnancy discrimination against his employees.

Bassett said that Matthews repeatedly made objectifying comments about her looks and “inappropriately flirted” with her when she was a guest on his program. In one such incident, Matthews allegedly asked Bassett, “Why haven’t I fallen in love with you yet?”

Matthews apologized for making “compliments on a woman’s appearance that some men, including me, might have once incorrectly thought were O.K.”

He added, “For making such comments in the past, I’m sorry.”

Bassett tweeted shortly after Matthews’ announcement, “All I gotta say is… it’s about time.”

“No, I have more to say than that,” she said in a follow-up tweet. “Since calling out Chris Matthews, this week has been really rough. The harassment has been invasive, cruel and personal. And it’s all worth it if he will never have the platform to demean and objectify us again.”

Matthews has also come under fire recently for critical comments about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. During his coverage of the Nevada caucus last month, Matthews compared the 2020 candidate’s landslide win to the Nazi takeover of France during World War II.

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Matthews’ comments sparked immediate outrage, the trending hashtag “#FireChrisMatthews,” and backlash from Sanders’ campaign, which has long accused the left-leaning network of bias against it.

The anchor formally apologized to Sanders and his supporters during his Monday program last week.

“Sen. Sanders, I’m sorry for comparing anything from that tragic era in which so many suffered, especially the Jewish people, to an electoral result in which you were the well-deserved winner,” Matthews said at the top of his prime time program.

Career

Laura Bassett worked as a reporter at The Huffington Post since 2009. She has commented frequently about women’s access to birth control and the implications of policies in the United States. Currently, she writes on politics, gender, culture for The Washington Post, GQ, InStyle and Marie Claire.

Journalist

A journalist is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information to the public. A journalist’s work is called journalism. A journalist can work with general issues or specialize in certain issues. However, most journalists tend to specialize, and by cooperating with other journalists, produce journals that span many topics. For example, a sports journalist covers news within the world of sports, but this journalist may be a part of a newspaper that covers many different topics.

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